Canowindra winery Windowrie Wines has won a gold medal at the Sydney Royal Wine Show. The well-known local vineyard, which produces and sells most wines including Sauvignon Blancs, Merlots, Pinot Noirs, and Shirazes, took out the gold medal in the Pinot Noir category at the Wine Show. The Wine Show ran throughout all of last month, and award winners were announced last Thursday night, with Windowrie coming up trumps for Pinot Noirs for the first time in the event.
Windowrie Wines has won gold medals in the past at the event, as well as other major events including wine shows in Melbourne, Adelaide and London, and at this year’s Sydney event, they also took out a bronze and a silver medal. They were awarded silver in the Shiraz category, and bronze in the Sauvignon Blanc category.
Windowrie Wines founder David O’Dea said it was great for his business to now have a gold medal for its Pinot Noirs. “It’s a true reflection of the dedication we have to our wine making, and while we have won gold medals at wine shows in the past, this was the first time we had won it for our Pinot Noirs,” he said.
The Sydney Royal Wine Show uses experienced wine judges in the industry, and the judging process is overseen by a Chair of Judges, and includes six separate judging panels. Each panel consists of one Panel Chair, two Senior Judges and two Associate Judges. Medals are determined by the Judges using a points scale, with 95 points getting a gold medal, 90 – 94 getting silver and 85 – 89 getting bronze.
By Joshua Matic